Proving that New Democrats actually are allowed to have a sense of humour, former provincial cabinet minister and federal candidate Marilyn Churley commented on the dearth of women in the Ontario legislature by suggesting that there were not enough Janes and too many Dicks in provincial politics. You go, girl.
Speaking of dicks at Queen’s Park, Citizenship Minister Mike Colle has resigned after the Auditor-General revealed that his office had awarded more than 32 million dollars to ethnic and cultural groups with “virtually no controls.” See, it’s easy to get funding from the Province as long as you don’t want to keep a library open or something.
Following a two year battle by blind lawyer David Lepofsly, The Ontario Human Rights Tribunal has ordered that TTC drivers must call out all stops on their routes. The TTC’s argument that it would be “too dangerous” was rejected by the tribunal, probably because it’s stupid.
It’s been a nasty week on the stock markets, with the benchmark Canadian S&P/TSX index dropping by almost 5%. The sell-off was triggered in the U.S., where it’s beginning to dawn on investors that a collapsing housing market and a 9 trillion dollar national debt are the kinds of things that can eventually bite you in the ass.
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